MesotheliomaCenter's

Mesothelioma-Line

Curated Journal Articles on Mesothelioma

Category Archives: Environmental Asbestos Exposure

Plasma Fibulin-3 as a Potential Biomarker for Patients with Asbestos-Related Diseases in the Han Population

Disease Markers 2017 [Epub 2017 October 22] [Link] Jiang Z et. al. Abstract Fibulin-3 has been reported as a potential biomarker for mesothelioma. However, little is known about the diagnostic efficacies of fibulin-3 for asbestos-related diseases (ARDs) in China. This study was to investigate the utility of fibulin-3 for asbestos exposure and ARDs. A total […]

Comments Off on Plasma Fibulin-3 as a Potential Biomarker for Patients with Asbestos-Related Diseases in the Han Population

Mesothelioma in Australia: a review

The Medical Journal of Australia 2017 November 20 [Link] Musk ABW, de Klerk N, Brims FJ Abstract The incidence of malignant mesothelioma in Australia is among the highest in the world as a result of widespread use of asbestos by industry and in construction throughout the 20th century. The risk of developing malignant mesothelioma after […]

Comments Off on Mesothelioma in Australia: a review

Estimating past inhalation exposure to asbestos: A tool for risk attribution and disease screening

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2017 October 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cherrie JW, McElvenny D, Blyth KG Abstract INTRODUCTION: Late presentation is common in mesothelioma. Reliable assessment of past exposure to asbestos is a necessary first step for risk attribution and for the development of a future screening programme. Such a […]

Comments Off on Estimating past inhalation exposure to asbestos: A tool for risk attribution and disease screening

Non-occupational exposure to asbestos and risk of pleural mesothelioma: review and meta-analysis

Occupational and environmental medicine 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marsh GM PhD Face, Riordan AS Mph, Keeton KA Mph, Benson SM PhD Abstract OBJECTIVE: To conduct an updated literature review and meta-analysis of studies of pleural malignant mesothelioma (PMM) risk among persons exposed to asbestos non-occupationally (household and neighbourhood). METHODS: We performed a […]

Comments Off on Non-occupational exposure to asbestos and risk of pleural mesothelioma: review and meta-analysis

Ambient Asbestos Fiber Concentrations and Long-Term Trends in Pleural Mesothelioma Incidence between Urban and Rural Areas in the United States (1973-2012)

Risk Analysis 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Glynn ME, Keeton KA, Gaffney SH, Sahmel J Abstract Over the past 40 years, measured ambient asbestos concentrations in the United States have been higher in urban versus rural areas. The purpose of this study was to determine whether variations in ambient asbestos concentrations have influenced […]

Comments Off on Ambient Asbestos Fiber Concentrations and Long-Term Trends in Pleural Mesothelioma Incidence between Urban and Rural Areas in the United States (1973-2012)

Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Acta Bio-Medica 2017 August [Link] Cardinale L, Ardissone F, Gned D, Sverzellati N, Piacibello E, Veltri A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary neoplasm of the pleura and its incidence is still increasing.This tumor has a strong association with exposure to occupational or environmental asbestos, often after a long latent period of […]

Comments Off on Diagnostic Imaging and workup of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Exposure to nano-size titanium dioxide causes oxidative damages in human mesothelial cells: The crystal form rather than size of particle contributes to cytotoxicity.

Biochemical and biophysical Research Communications 2017 August [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Hattori K, Nakadate K, Morii A, Noguchi T, Ogasawara Y, Ishii K Abstract Exposure to nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes has been shown to cause pleural mesothelioma similar to that caused by asbestos, and has become an environmental health issue. Not only is […]

Comments Off on Exposure to nano-size titanium dioxide causes oxidative damages in human mesothelial cells: The crystal form rather than size of particle contributes to cytotoxicity.

Lung cancer in a patient with predominantly short tremolite fibers in his lung

American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2017 July [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kohyama N, Fujiki M, Kishimoto T, Morinaga K Abstract The carcinogenicity of short tremolite fibers in human has not been cleared and has been argued hitherto. A lung cancer patient had worked at a gabbro quarry. Particles isolated from the excised lung parenchyma […]

Comments Off on Lung cancer in a patient with predominantly short tremolite fibers in his lung

The asbestos fibre burden in human lungs: new insights into the chrysotile debate

European Respiratory Journal 2017 [Link] Feder IS, Tischoff I, Theile A, Schmitz I, Merget R, Tannapfel A Abstract The traceability of asbestos fibres in human lungs is a matter of discussion especially for chrysotile. This issue is of high significance for differential diagnosis, risk assessment and occupational compensation. At present no intra-individual longitudinal information is […]

Comments Off on The asbestos fibre burden in human lungs: new insights into the chrysotile debate

Mesothelioma continues to increase even 40 years after exposure – Evidence from long-term epidemiological observation

Lung Cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2017 June [Epub 2017 March 27] [Link] Świątkowska B, Szeszenia-Dąbrowska N Abstract BACKGROUND: Because asbestos dust is considered one of the most dangerous types of dust for people’s health, issues related to the effects of asbestos exposure still remain questions about the role of cessation of exposure. OBJECTIVES: The aim of […]

Comments Off on Mesothelioma continues to increase even 40 years after exposure – Evidence from long-term epidemiological observation